That's it. Put a fork in me. I'm done. The weekend officially starts tonight and (thankfully) there are plenty of opportunities tonight to dance it out, lose yourself in the adrenaline-fueled world of the Tour De France or discuss important issues outside our own (sometimes, but not always) insignificant concerns.
The Chicago Afro Beat Project plays Munch and Music tonight at 7pm. Blackstrap jams bluegrass at Volcanic Theater Pub. Brandon Heath opens for Amy Grant at the Christina Life Center (can I get an amen?) and, on the opposite end of the musical spectrum, Tentareign opens for You're Welcome, a Motley Crue, Poison and Def Leppard cover band (pinkies and pointers to the sky people).
If a spirited debate on drones and civil liberties is just what the doctor ordered head to St. Charles Center for Health and Learning for City Club's presentation, Drones at Homes, The Evolution From Battleground to Backyard with Bend's Chief of Police Jeff Sale and Becky Straus, attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (among others). Perhaps you'd rather muddy the waters with a discussion of silt? Me so funny. Jim Figursk and Matt Shinderman discuss the Mirror Pond project with OLCV at Pints & Politics at the Broken Top Bottle Shop at 7pm. Craig Johnson presents the latest installment of the Walt Longmire series, A Serpent's Tooth at Paulina Springs in Redmond and Sisters (a cowboy law man sounds mighty good right about now. Don't tell my husband). Last but not least Chasing Legends, a film on Mark Cavendish' 2009 Team HTC Columbia screens at McMenamins at 9pm.
That's all you need to get this party started. I've got a slight head start. Try and catch up okay? I'll have more fun if you're there too.